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Monday, July 30, 2012

Emma Rose Freedom....

Hello from sunny North Carolina!!!!

I wanted to share with you my beloved Emma Rose Freedom....She has arrived back at home from a jaunt to the Tree of Life Samplings retreat and is placed on my breakfast room table on display....along with my basket of patriotic stitched goodies..

 Emma Rose Freedom Sampler
Tree of Life Samplings
40 ct Confederate Gray linen by Weeks
specified overdye cotton threads

I fell in love with this design the minute I saw it....Jan Alexander of Tree of Life really grabbed my attention with the gold house, willow tree and billowing flag....Along with  an alphabet so uniquely placed, I knew it was an absolute stitch....


I will let you take a picture walk....







I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this project....

AND, this weekend, my stitch friend Linda and I, made a whirlwind Virginia shop hop....We had talked and talked about taking off and heading north.....Just decided there was no time like the present...and went for it!!  In 2 days we managed to visit Dyeing to Stitch, Haus Tirol, In Stitches and Cross Stitch Station.... all wonderful cross stitch shops in the state of Virginia.... We definitely managed to sneak in alot of retail therapy...and, a little stitching time as well... Thanks for all the laughing and stitching tips "Sista"....!!

We have started our third week of Year Round at my school and so far, so good...I have a brand new batch of First Graders to challenge, teach and nuture for the next 11 months...
It's going to be a fantastic year~~~~

Many blessings to you all,

Faye




37 comments:

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Saw it in person, Faye. Beautiful!!! I bought the pattern and fabric.
Linda

Beth Pearce said...

That is fantastic! I love the way you finished it, but I always do!

MoonBeam said...

Hi, Faye -

Really like the way you finished Emma Rose. Your fab color choices set her off nicely.

Sounds like a fun weekend. I don't know much about VA shops, but I've been to that one in Williamsburg a few times and it is pretty nice. Hope you didn't bust the budget too badly!

Nice that you like your job with the kids.

Bobbi

Karen said...

Very pretty Ms. Faye.... as always!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you finished Miss Emma Rose Freedom, Faye! I was lucky enough to see (and touch it) at the retreat!

It sounds like your road trip to the shops in Virginia went well! Hope you come this way again; would love to meet up with you at the stop in Waynesboro.

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Margaret said...

Your finish is just lovely! I love the setting and how you made it into a quilt. Great stuff that you got to do a shop hop with your friend too -- what fun! And first graders. I so admire you for being a teacher, number one, and for being a teacher of first graders number two. Such an important age! And they're still so sweet at that age too. :D

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish, Faye! Your photos are wonderful, too. I've been to a couple of those VA stores and shop hopping with a good pal sounds like so much fun!

Jan said...

I love Emma Rose. Just lovely.
And hey! You were at In Stitches and I didn't know? Hope you enjoyed your visit to our LNS.

Peggy Lee said...

Saw this up close amd personal. We tried not to drool on it!
It's beautiful.
Oh I do love stash enhancement weekends. Sounds like you two had a blast.

Barb said...

Emma Rose is wonderful! Have a great year. My little Grandson starts 1st grade in a few weeks. I hope his teacher is full of love for her students as you seem to be.

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I love the quilt style finish.

ROSELLA69 said...

Bellissimo e davvero molto carina la confezione mi piace!!! complmenti ciao da Rosella.

Michelle said...

Its beautiful Faye - sounds like you had a perfect weekend x

Solstitches said...

You chose the perfect way to showcase this beautiful sampler.
Love the patriotic fabrics you chose.
Beautiful work!
Good luck with the new school year.
Margaret

Annie said...

Hello

Your finish is beautiful!
Good luck with school!

Chris said...

Sounds like a perfect road trip!!
The finishing on Emma is so pretty.
I hope that you have a great school year!!

And This Little Pig said...

Beautiful Faye, and just adore the finish.

You are so lucky to have such wonder LNS to visit, we are lucky if you can find the charts tucked away in the corner. Thank God for ONS :@

LiBBiE in Oz

Maggee said...

Emma is finished so beautifully! You don't quilt?? Looks like you have the talent for it! I cannot believe you were at my shop (Dyeing to Stitch)! Would have loved to meet up with you again! Hugs!

Fiona said...

Nice finish, itsound like you and Linda had a great, if busy, time in Virginia.

LaDonna Snellbaker said...

Faye,

I wish I had known In Stitches was one of your destinations. One of my local needlework stores I would have loved to have met you. But I think we will get the opportunity at PALS.

LaDonna

Vickie said...

Beautiful. Just perfect!

Joy said...

Lovely finishing and stitching!

Sandra said...

Beautiful finish as usual. Wish I was so talented! Sandra
Homespun Elegance Ltd.
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Mary said...

I always love seeing what you've come up with! The finish is beautiful, as always.

Enjoy thise new first graders! By the time they leave your class, they'll be completely different little people.

Natasha said...

Oh Faye, it is just beautiful and your finish is awesome!! Love the fabric on the back with all those tiny flags :) Hope your day is fantastic!

Elisabetta said...

What a wonderful finish!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful my friend ! bravo votre travail est magnifique !!!

bisous bisous

Patty C. said...

Bravo Faye - such a beautiful finish!

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Faye, it is a magnificent way to 'honor' Emma Rose!! Just glorious fabrics you chose, I just gushed and gushed over it, and that is no stretch of the imagination!! I adore it!!! Thank you so much, for letting us have her for Retreat, I know everyone enjoyed having her there!! Thank you, and oodles of hugs being sent from my heart!

Hope to someday do something similar as you and Linda did, what fun!!!!! I am glad that you got the opportunity!

Enjoy those lil ones, I know they are blessed to have you teaching them!

Laura said...

Beautiful Faye! It's a pattern I'm putting on my wish list.

Hope one of these days I can do a tour of stitch shops like you and your friend have done. What fun! I was not far from In Stitches not too long ago but did not have an opportunity to make a stop there.

Have a great new school year.

Kate said...

Lovely stitching and a wonderful finish you've chosen for it.
Glad you had a great time with your friend and best of luck with your new students.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindos trabalhos!

Anne said...

Faye, your Emma Rose is beautiful and I love how you finished her with that quilted background!! Have fun on your little shop hop trip!

Anne said...

I forgot to ask, how do you like year round school? The government here in BC is thinking of introducing it and there is a lot of resistance to it. Do you also get time off during winter/spring?

Catherine said...

Love your finish!!
Good luck this year ~ your students are lucky to have you!

Carol said...

I just got back from a week in NC, Faye (Nags Head) and am catching up on my blog reading... I just love your creative finish of little Emma Rose!! So well done :)

I'll bet every little first grader loves having Miss Faye as her teacher!!